The 2020 NFL Draft saw two Virginia players — Joe Reed and Bryce Hall — hear their names called. Reed went a little higher than expected with the Los Angeles Chargers drafting him at No. 151 overall, and teammate Bryce Hall went seven picks later at No. 158 to the New York Jets. They weren’t the only Cavaliers hoping to get drafted, of course.
We’ll keep you updated with un-drafted free agency (UDFA) signings as they come through.
Bryce Perkins, QB - Los Angeles Rams
Perkins wasn’t projected to hear his name called, but it didn’t take long after the conclusion of the draft for a team to reportedly sign him to a contract. He’ll be joining his favorite target Joe Reed in sunny Los Angeles, but playing for the other team in the area in the Rams.
There will be some competition for Perkins to back up Jared Goff as the Rams have former Wake Forest QB John Wolford and newly signed UDFA Josh Love (SJSU) on the roster. Rams head coach Sean McVay is known for his creative abilities on offense, so Perkins could be the perfect piece to round out L.A.’s roster.
The #Rams are signing Virginia QB Bryce Perkins, source said.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 25, 2020
Jordan Mack, LB - Carolina Panthers
Linebacker Jordan Mack is going to get his shot to make a roster as he signed with the Carolina Panthers. Mack struggled with some injuries late, including one that caused him to miss the Orange Bowl. He’s a tough player that’s got size — he’s 6’3, 241 pounds — and had a chance to meet with execs and coaches at the NFL Combine (although he didn’t participate).
Cool UFA signing for Carolina: Virginia ILB Jordan Mack to the Panthers, per his agent @NFLAgentAdam. Mack is 6-3, 241 and was the winner of the ACC's Jim Tatum award and a finalist for the William B Campbell trophy (nicknamed football's "academic Heisman").— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) April 26, 2020
Stay tuned for more updates as they come in.